All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘nursing homes’

Nurse Admits Murdering 11 Elderly Patients

An Australian man this week pleaded guilty to murdering 11 elderly residents of a nursing home where he worked briefly in 2011. According to an Australian Associated Press report, 37-year-old Roger Dean admitted during his Australian Supreme Court trial to setting a fire that killed 11 residents of the Quakers Hill nursing home in Sydney. Dean started the fire in …

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Senior Prostitution Ring Busted at Nursing Facility

Police in New Jersey have arrested two residents of the Vicente K. Tibbs Senior Citizen Building in Englewood, New Jersey for running a prostitution ring for their fellow residents. According to a New Jersey Record report, 75-year-old James Parham and 66-year-old Cheryl Chaney were charged for possessing drug paraphernalia and “maintaining a drug nuisance.” Parham allegedly provided residents of the …

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Medicare Rule Could Increase Hospitalization, Shows Study

A new study shows that a medicare rule that blocks some nursing home residents from receiving simultaneous reimbursement for hospice and skilled nursing facility (SNF, a medicare-certified nursing home) care may be responsible for those residents receiving “more aggressive” treatment or hospitalization. “This study is the first, to the knowledge of the authors, to attempt to understand how treatments and …

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